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Гімн Ордену

Вірш написано на слова «Не нам, Господи, не нам, але імені Твоєму воздай славу». (Пс.113, 9); за основу взяті латинські слова “Не нам, Господи”.

Non nobis, Domine –
Not unto us, O Lord,
The praise or glory be
Of every deed or word.

For in Thy judgement lies
To crown or bring to nought
All knowledge and device,
That Man has reached or wrought.

And we confess our blame,
How all too high we hold
This noise, which men call Fame,
This dross, which men call Gold.

For these we undergo
Our hot and godless days,
But in our hearts we know –
Not unto us the Praise.

O, Power, by Whom we live,
Creator, Judge and Friend!
Upholdingly forgive
Nor fail us at the end.

But grant us well to see
In all our piteous ways –
Non nobis, Domine,
Not unto us the Praise!

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